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Amazon Go opens its fourth location — and it’s not in Seattle

Amazon Go has expanded into the Windy City.

On Monday, the online giant opened its fourth cashier-less Amazon Go convenience store in Chicago. The 2,000-sq.-ft. store is on the first floor of the complex where Amazon’s Chicago office is located, according to The Chicago Tribune.

The new location will operate between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and will feature ready-to-eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack items, and grocery essentials. It also features Amazon meal kits.

To shop the store, shoppers launch the Amazon Go app on their mobile device as they enter, and take the products they want off of store shelves. Amazon’s “walk out” technology automatically detects when products are taken off (or returned) to the shelves, and keeps track of them in a virtual cart. When customers are done shopping, they just leave the store.

Shortly after, they receive a digital receipt and their Amazon account is also charged for the order, according to the company’s website.

The e-retailer opened its first Amazon Go store to the public in January. Prior to that, it was open a year in a test mode exclusively to Amazon employees. The online giant opened its second location on Aug. 27, albeit it’s a smaller footprint that features a limited menu and shorter hours. The third store, it’s largest to date, opened its doors on Sept. 5.

Amazon plans to expand the concept into other cities, including San Francisco.
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